Thursday, June 4, 2009

Why Should I Use Selah Design Services?

Below are some samples of exterior renderings I have done for some custom residential projects.

A custom home built in Allentown, PA

A custom home built near Baltimore, MD

An outdoor living area designed for a client in VA.

Why do we use 3D Modeling?

With a 3D model we can:

  • Show a client or lender a finished product view of the project before ground has even been broken!
  • Images can be used to email clients, used for websites, or printed off for fact sheets.
  • No special programs, hardware or downloads are needed to view images sent to you in a .JPEG format.
  • view in a client-viewer may be downloaded from the web to view your project model in 3D from your own computer.
  • Renderings can be made in any size - from a single room to a muti-unit developmet up to 30 floors.
  • Show clients or buyers different materials or upgrades in an architecturally correct model of their project.
  • Renderings can be used in almost any medium at any time, all models are saved for future use and client shares the rights to the images.
Using the latest technology in 3-D computerized drawings, I am able to help you design a home, addition, or office space that meets and often exceeds your expectations. Through the 3D capabilities of the 3D modeling, we are able to "see" the finished project before it's even started.

I use some of the most current, up to date 3~D building design software. With the combination of drafting, rendering , and pdf generating software, you are able to see your entire house, addition, or office in a virtual 3D model. This model includes your floor materials, paints, cabinets, fixtures, and even furniture & accessories. If you are designing your dream home, or need design ideas for renovating your existing home, I can do it all.

This time-saving possibilities of 3D modeling and design greatly reduces the need to compare paint swatches, color samples, shutter rings, and all that. Rather, we can virtually switch materials and change colors with the click of a button. You don't have to wonder anymore what your house could look like from a 2-D elevation and floor plan. You will have a very clear vision before you even get your building permit.

3-D modeling also give us the uncanny ability us to catch potential design flaws on paper before the blueprint reaches the final building stage. Which saves a lot of time in the field once construction has begun. No tearing apart walls or moving doors or windows after they're framed and installed.

If you are a builder/contractor or a homeowner in need of professionally designed and articulated blueprints, I can help you. If you want that extra boost to realize your design, I think I can provide what you are looking for!

To learn more about what we can offer, check out our services.


Construction Documents vs. Design Documents

Design Documents:
A Design Document helps to show, in concept, what your design project can look like when it is finished.
Design Documents include:
  • Floor Plans
  • Full color interior views.
  • Landscaped exterior views.
Design Documents DO NOT include
  • Applicable information for building permits or construction
  • Mechanical schematic plans and or placement
  • Structural analysis and details
Design Documents are not buildable plans.

Construction Documents:
Complete Construction Documents include all the required documents for permit review and construction.
Construction Documents include:
  • Site Plan
  • Building Floor Plans
  • Building Elevations
  • Foundation Plan
  • Building Sections and Details
  • Structural Analysis
  • Required Mechanical Schematic Concepts (as per state code)
Additional information may be required to complete the project.